Judges 21:25 In those days Israel had no king; all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes.
After Joshua died, there was no one to fill his role as spiritual leader of Israel and the job fell to the Levites who served as priests. However, Israel became their own authority and acted on their own opinions of right and wrong, good and evil. This behavior continually got them into trouble producing horrible results.
Our society is doing the same thing by making itself the final authority with no reference to God. Society, not God’s Word, decides the right and wrong of volatile issues that threaten morality and values. Our daily lives are a battle–in our homes, our jobs, our churches, our society–with weapons of standards, morals, truths, and convictions from God’s Word. We are called to submit all of our plans, desires and motives to God. If we are busy gathering earthly treasures rather than the treasures of heaven, we will lose the battle.
My reading schedule this week:
April 9 1 Samuel 4-8
April 10 1 Samuel 9-12
April 11 1 Samuel 13-14
April 12 1 Samuel 15-17
April 13 1 Samuel 18-20; Psalm 11, 59
April 14 1 Samuel 21-24
April 15 Psalm 7, 27, 31, 34, 52
NOTE: I am following the Chronological Timeline from ewordtoday.com